American Supergroup Coming to MTV Live

American Supergroup (PRNewsFoto/American Supergroup)
American Supergroup (PRNewsFoto/American Supergroup)

Executive Producer Barry Josephson, Josephson Entertainment, announced that American Supergroup will premiere on Pop (a CBS – Lionsgate joint venture) on Tuesday, October 11 at 8:00 pm EDT, MTV Live on October 13 at 8:00 pm EDT and MTV Classic on October 14 at 7:00 pm EDT/PDT. The series will run for 9 weeks on all networks and will include 8 one-hour episodes and a 90 minute finale.

The show is currently in production and filming in Nashville, Tennessee. Auditions have been taking place during the past several months and finalists will be announced in October. Barry Josephson is joined by Executive Producers and Co-Creators Gary Wayne Bridges and Kevin Wayne Waldrop of Wayne Brothers Entertainment, along with producers Anastasia Brown and Irina Lucena. C.A.A. is the exclusive worldwide agent for the show, and international format rights are available.

“We are thrilled to be airing on Pop with runs on MTV Live and MTV Classic. These networks are perfect fits for our ground-breaking music competition show. Audiences are sure to be drawn to the great musical experiences that will be featured and we look forward to taking everyone on the journey to find the next American Supergroup,” said Josephson.

American Supergroup is a music competition program showcasing the creation and evolution of the best new band in the country. Guided by a panel of music experts, 25 finalists will be selected to form 5 groups of 5 members each — best guitarist, best drummer, best bass player, best keyboards, and best vocalist. Each contestant must have 3 qualities, they must each be: a monster vocalist, a master musician, and an accomplished songwriter. Musical genres can be, but are not limited to, Pop, Pop-Country, Traditional Country, Pop-Rock, R&B, Metal, Latin American, Alternative. Audiences will interact with, and vote for, contestants (bands) via social media platforms and an exclusive ASG app.

Judges will be comprised of a panel of music experts: either a member of a multi-platinum selling band or supergroup, from any genre; or an entertainment industry insider: manager, record executive, producer, etc. All will hold proven credentials that demonstrate their part in building the careers of legendary award-winning bands.